Program 3

Variations for Two Couples
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Manifesto
The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère, Act II

FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 7, 2015
 
Program 3: Quadruple Bill

A truly eclectic SF Ballet sampler featuring works by two esteemed choreographers: The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude is an exhilarating work by William Forsythe, and Variations for Two Couples by Hans van Manen who was hailed by The Guardian (UK) as the “Mondrian of ballet.”

Then, as part of Helgi Tomasson’s ongoing commitment to new work, SF Ballet presents the world premiere of Manifesto by Myles Thatcher, a member of the Company’s corps de ballet since 2010. The program concludes with Natalia Makarova’s staging of The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère, Act II, described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “an ideal of classical purity.”

Performance Dates

Tuesday, February 24, 8pm
Wednesday, February 25, 7:30pm
Friday, February 27, 8pm
Sunday, March 1, 2pm
Thursday, March 5, 8pm
Saturday, March 7, 2pm
Saturday, March 7, 8pm

Casting

View available casting.

Events

Pointes of View Lecture: William Forsythe’s Ballets About Ballet

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6pm
War Memorial Opera House – North Carriage Entrance

Performance scholar Rebecca Groves, formerly Dramaturg of the Ballett Frankfurt and Executive Director of the Forsythe Foundation, discusses The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and how it takes up ballet as its subject matter — empowering dancers, developing the tradition in unexpected directions, and engaging audiences in new ways.

Free and open to the public.

Meet the Artist Interviews

Friday, February 27, 2015, 7pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1pm
War Memorial Opera House – North Carriage Entrance

These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator. Interviews are 30 minutes and take place on the Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance.

Open to all ticket holders.

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Variations for Two Couples
Choreographer: Hans van Manen

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Choreographer: William Forsythe

Manifesto
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher

The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère, Act II
Choreographer: Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa

 

Questions?

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